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Better services and more homes needed to support aspirations of indigenous young

It’s tough being a young indigenous person, they face severe challenges in most aspects of life and are still generally less happy and secure than their non-indigenous counterparts. Mission Australia’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report showed that Indigenous respondents were acutely concerned about drugs, bullying/emotional abuse, personal safety... Read More

 

5 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
Victoria’s high-rise primary school opens News Image

The gritty formerly industrial area around Fisherman’s Bend in Melbourne’s inner south continues its gentrification with the jewel in the crown, South Melbourne Primary School, now open and teaching its first cohort of kids. Read More

5 Mar 2018 | Canberra
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science nominations close soon News Image

Get in quick or miss out; the nominations for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science entries close in less than three weeks and the upside is pretty sweet, prize money ranges from $50,000 up to $250,000. Read More

4 Mar 2018 | Melbourne
New insurance product launched for new school year News Image

There are no guarantees that come with a private school education, except that parents will have to pay for it, often handsomely. Should circumstances change a very large hole in finances can rapidly appear. Read More

1 Mar 2018
Facebook flipping – how, why, tips News Image

When people think about teenagers and their use of Facebook, or any form of social media for that matter, many negative thoughts often come to mind. ‘Facebook’ and ‘education’ are two words that are seldom seen next to each other. Read More

1 Mar 2018 | Sydney
Sydney school spearheads sports head injury care News Image

Head trauma incurred during sport is serious, what’s more is the damage is cumulative, beginning on the school sports field, and often it isn’t until later life that the full effects come to light. Read More

28 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Studies say increased funding benefits disadvantaged students News Image

Riddle me this: at a time when governments both state and federal have a preoccupation with education and an era where the testing of student performance has never been more thorough why are NAPLAN scores going nowhere? Read More

27 Feb 2018 | USA
The best predictor of student success is… News Image

The best way to predict a student’s success in later life isn’t their exam results or their NAPLAN score, it’s their attitude and their grasp of the basics according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
New upgrades for historic school in Port Melbourne News Image

Work is set to begin on a new $5.4 million upgrade of Port Melbourne Primary School. The upgrade includes a new multi-purpose gymnasium, with indoor basketball and netball courts and the local community will have access to the facilities. Read More

27 Feb 2018 | Victoria
$5.7m upgrade underway at Warragul Regional College News Image

Students across the Warragul region will soon be enjoying new facilities with a major upgrade at the Warragul Regional College which is one of the oldest secondary schools in Australia. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Call for Gallup Student Poll 2018 registration News Image

The 2018 Australia/NZ Gallup Student Poll is open for registration. This  poll surveys ANZ Students in Years 5–13 on non-cognitive measures like hope, well-being, engagement, entrepreneurial aspiration and career and financial literacy. Read More

26 Feb 2018 | Melbourne
Australian schools get resources from Woolworths Earn & Learn  News Image

Aussie schools and early learning centres are set to receive more than 300,000 vital education resources from this week, with Woolworths store managers delivering equipment as part of the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Read More

23 Feb 2018
Tech and agriculture entrepreneurial learning program for Year 9 and 10 students News Image

Increasingly technology has become essential to how our food is grown and AgriFutures™ startup.business teaches school kids in regional Australia to solve problems facing agriculture with innovation and entrepreneurialism. Read More